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Publisher Comments:

This self-test format review book is organized around DOT topics and designed to pin-point areas where further study is needed. Included is a section on preparing for the National Registry test. Based on the U.S.D.O.T. EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum, the self-test format helps to pinpoint the subjects students need to study further. Multiple-choice questions sharpen test-taking skills while case studies allow for real-world application. Also included is a section on preparing for the National Registry Exam and an Elective Test Section covering material on Advanced Airway Techniques, ALS--Assist Skills and Infectious Diseases. First Responders preparing for EMT-Basic certification; EMT-Baics preparing for re-certification.

About the Author

Charly D. Miller is a nationally known Emergency Medical Services author, instructor, and consultant, who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. A paramedic since 1985 (including nine years as a Denver General paramedic, in Denver, Colorado), Charly is a seasoned prehospital emergency care provider. With her additional experience as a psychiatric medical technician and an Army National Guard combat helicopter medic, Charly is one of the United States' most exciting and entertaining EMS educators.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

About The Author ix

About This Text xi

How To Use This Text xiii

Suggestions for Written Examination Preparation and Execution xvii

Suggestions for Practical Examination Preparation and Execution xxi

TEST SECTION ONE 1

PREPARATORY

(225 Questions; 3 Hours and 45 Minutes allotted for completion.)

Introduction to Emergency Medical Care

Well-Being of the EMT-Basic

Medical/Legal and Ethical Issues

The Human Body

Baseline Vital signs and History-Taking

Lifting and Moving Patients

TEST SECTION TWO 45

AIRWAY

(120 Questions; 2 Hours allotted for completion.)

Respiratory Anatomy

Respiratory Assessment

Techniques of Artificial Ventilation

Airway Adjuncts

Suctioning and Suction Devices

Oxygen Therapy

Special Airway Considerations

Obstructed Airway Management

Rescue Breathing

TEST SECTION THREE 71

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

(120 Required Questions; 2 Hours allotted for completion.

60 Elective Questions; 3 Hours allotted for entire

section completion.)

Scene Size-Up

Initial Assessment

Focused History and Physical Exam–Trauma Patients

Focused History and Physical Exam–Medical Patients

Detailed Physical Exam

Ongoing Assessment

Communications

Documentation

Elective Group of Medical Terminology, Abbreviations and Symbols

Questions

TEST SECTION FOUR 111

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

(135 Questions; 2 Hours and 15 Minutes allotted for completion.)

General Pharmacology

Respiratory Emergencies

Metered-dose Inhalers

Cardiac Emergencies

Nitroglycerin

Aspirin

Automated External Defibrillation

TEST SECTION FIVE 145

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

(150 Questions; 2 Hour and 30 Minutes allotted for completion.)

Altered Mental Status

Diabetes

Stroke

Allergies

Ingested Poisoning and Overdose

Environmental Emergencies

Behavioral Emergencies

Patient Restraint

iv CONTENTS

TEST SECTION SIX 185

TRAUMA

(120 Questions; 2 Hours allotted for completion.)

Bleeding and Shock

Soft Tissue Injuries

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Spine Injuries

Burns

TEST SECTION SEVEN 211

OB/GYN, PEDIATRIC AND GERIATRIC PATIENTS

(105 Questions; 1 Hour and 45 Minutes allotted for completion.)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pediatric Age and Developmental Differences

Pediatric Airway Differences

Pediatric Assessment Considerations

Pediatric Emergency Care Considerations

Pediatric Seizures, Poisoning, Fevers, and Drowning

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Pediatric Trauma, Child Abuse and Neglect

Geriatric Patient Considerations

Cerebral Vascular Accidents

TEST SECTION EIGHT 239

OPERATIONS

(60 Questions; 1 Hour allotted for completion.)

Ambulance Operation

Scene Operations

Rescue Operations

Hazardous Materials Incident Management

Multiple-Casualty Incident Management

Infectious Diseases

TEST SECTION NINE 257

RANDOM-ORDERED QUESTIONS

(135 Questions; 2 Hours and 15 Minutes allotted for completion.)

Acute Abdomen

Basic Life Support

CONTENTS v

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Dual Lumen Airways

Eye Injuries

Glasgow Coma Scale, Revised Trauma Score, Apgar Score

Head and Spine Injuries

Inhaled and Injected Poisonings

Medical Terminology

TEST SECTION TEN: (AN ELECTIVE SECTION) 289

ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

(75 Questions; 1 Hour and 15 Minutes allotted for completion.)

Airway Anatomy Review (repeated per DOT emphasis)

Adult Orotracheal Intubation

Pediatric Orotracheal Intubation

Endotracheal Tube Suctioning

Nasogastric Tube Insertion

TEST SECTION ELEVEN: (AN ELECTIVE SECTION) 307

ACLS-ASSIST SKILLS

(40 Questions; 40 Minutes allotted for completion.)

Assisting with Endotracheal Intubation

Assisting with ECG Application and Use

Assisting with IV Therapy

APPENDIX:

Blank Answer Sheets

Test Section 1 Answer Key

Test Section 2 Answer Key

Test Section 3 Answer Key

Test Section 4 Answer Key

Test Section 5 Answer Key

Test Section 6 Answer Key

Test Section 7 Answer Key

Test Section 8 Answer Key

Test Section 9 Answer Key

Test Section 10 Answer Key

Test Section 11 Answer Key

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131707870
Author:
Miller, Charly D
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Miller, C. D.
Author:
Miller, Charly D.
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Emergency medicine
Subject:
Test Preparation & Review
Subject:
Allied Health Services - Emergency Medical Services
Subject:
Emergency medical technicians
Subject:
Emergencies
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Test Guides
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
EMT National Standard Self-Test Review
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.5 x 1 in 953 gr

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